Nicole Ostini
Speech and Drama Specialist
and Theatre Practitioner

Nicole Ostini completed the four-year training at The School of the Living Word in 2002 with Dawn Langman, studying Steiner’s creative speech and Chekhov’s acting technique. She has worked within the arts and education sector for the past 20 years in a variety of contexts including acting, directing, devised theatre, professional development, vocational and drug rehabilitation.

She also took her skill set into the corporate world, training CEOs, Managers and team leaders at KPMG and MLC in presentation skills. She has significant experience working in the Indigenous sector including Batchelor Institute in the NT, Goolarri Media in WA and many remote communities across the Top End. 

She currently teaches Speech and Drama at Samford Valley Steiner school and the new Eurythmy training at Pacifica College in Brisbane. She began TeacherPlus to provide quality Steiner-based accredited Professional Development workshops for teachers both inside and outside the Steiner school system. 

Katrina Stowe
Katrina Stowe graduated from Charles Sturt University with a BA Communications (Theatre/Media). Over the following years she worked as actor for Arena Theatre Co and Red Dust Theatre, and backstage for Sydney Theatre Co, Marian Street Theatre Co and NOW Theatre, but without much inner satisfaction! A bit bamboozled by the world, she went to Alice Springs and became involved in various community theatre and music projects, working with people with disabilities, homeless youth and young people on remote aboriginal communities. She was part of the Sugarman Project, a bi-cultural project spanning a number of years which culminated in a series of theatrical events based on the story of Dionysus and other Greek myths, evolving out of the need for teaching/learning stories to understand alcohol and its effects on indigenous communities. 
It was Alice Springs that she met Waldorf education and the work of Rudolf Steiner. Katrina did her Waldorf teacher training at Taruna College in NZ and has worked as a class teacher and speech and drama teacher in Waldorf schools for 10 years. 
Meeting Dawn and training in her methodology has deepened her work in the classroom and reignited her early love for the theatre and performance, giving it a whole new context and purpose.
She is currently undertaking a Masters in Theatre and Performance, studying the story of Parsifal, and trying to understand Shakespeare’s plays through the lense of the evolution of consciousness.